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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Calling it a "dramatic overreach" by federal regulators, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked a judge today to dismiss a civil fraud lawsuit over his efforts to recruit investors to a high-tech startup before he was the state's top prosecutor. The U.S...
From the offices of Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. John Cornyn WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today sent a letter to President Obama urging him to grant Governor Greg Abbott’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the recent severe...
Retail gasoline prices in Texas and nationwide are up 3 cents this week. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump across the state was $2.15 per gallon. The nationwide average reached $2.36 per gallon. Drivers in Amarillo have the cheapest gasoline in Texas...
A grand jury has decided to take no action against a white North Texas police officer fired after fatally shooting an unarmed black college football player while responding to an after-hours burglary call. Tarrant County District Attorney Sharen Wilson said in a statement...
A shortage of foster homes in Texas means dozens of children have been sleeping in state offices. More than two dozen children statewide spent at least two nights sleeping in state offices in April, the most recent month for which data is available. The month before that, 42 of...
Should the state of Texas regulate ridesharing companies... or should it left up to local communities? That's a question that state lawmakers are probing. House Committee on Business and Industry Chairman Rene Oliviera wonders if state intervention is really needed. "Is this a...
A teenage boy is hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Northwest Austin. Austin-Travis County EMS says the boy was riding near the intersection of Rustic Rock Drive and Spicewood Springs around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday night when he was hit. Medics arrived and began CPR and then...
A federal judge in Texas who's presiding over a lawsuit filed against President Barack Obama's immigration executive action says he will put on hold a ruling he issued last month ordering Justice Department attorneys to attend an ethics course. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen...
Two people injured in a wreck in which a former astronaut is charged with murder remain hospitalized in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A spokesman at DCH Regional Medical Center, Brad Fisher, says 37-year-old Pernell James is listed in good condition and will be discharged from the...